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Friday, 31 July 2009


This will probably be my last post for a week, as I have my eldest daughter and her three children coming to visit so will not have time to play. I have made this card for Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week is 'Corners' The image is a stamp from Crafty Individuals stamped onto glossy card which has been coloured with Tattered Rose and Tea Dye Distress Inks and mounted onto Copper Stardream and glossy card coloured with the same inks. The card is Opal Stardream it looks white in the scan, but in real life it is a gorgeous clotted cream colour.I have stamped the corners with a Clarity Stamp and embossed with copper embossing powder. Thank you for visiting my blog. Beryl x

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Three in One

My card today is for three challenges. Papertake Weekly Sketch No.20, My Time to Craft - Floral Frenzy and Funky Fairys - Thinking of You. The bp and pale pink cs are both Funky Fairy Dowloads, The image I received in a stamped image swap recently and I have no idea who makes it. I coloured the image with Promarkers, and matted it onto a piece of purple Stardream with some stick on pearls, to finish off I added a die cut ribbon slide tied with white satin ribbon and a peel off butterfly stuck onto the same holographic card that the buckle was cut from. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for any comments you may wish to make, I appreciate every single one. Beryl x

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

A second post for today

Looks like I'm finding my missing mojo, so here is a second post for today. Again I have stuck with a Christmas theme, this is for The Pink Elephant Challenge which is a sketch. I like the sketch challenges because I do have problems with layouts occasionally. I have unearthed Baggy Jumper Messy Rabbit, from Joanna Sheen, for this card. He is coloured with watercolour pencils and matted onto dark red card and silver mirri. I have used the same card for matting the bp and the crossway's strip required by the sketch. The bp is another one left from last year, punched silver glitter snowflakes and a foiled sentiment from the Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Paper Pack complete the card. Thank you very much for visiting and I appreciate any comments you may wish to make. Beryl x

Sketch and Stash

I decided to try making some Christmas Cards to get me out of my block, this one went quite well so hopefully this will work for me. The card is for the Sketch and Stash Challenge No.15. The stamps are the new part of this challenge they are from the Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Set, the neglected part are the backing paper and brads, they are left over from last Christmas, the dark cs came from my stash box. I coloured the image with Promarkers and watercolour pencils. I couldn't find my fluffy stuff so I used the Sakura clear glitter pen for all the white bits. I couldn't find a red ink pad in my box to match with the reds on the card so I tried with the Promarker used on the image - and it worked really well. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting and for any comments you may wish to make. Beryl x

Monday, 27 July 2009

Got Lucky

I got lucky this week with Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Wheels. I have had this topper made for ages and never found a use for it. The image is from Stamp Addicts as is the Checkered Flag, which is stamped onto shrink plastic, and I have no idea what I coloured in with, but looking at the finish it wasn't Promarkers. The cardstock and papers are from my stash. I made the card a couple of weeks ago for my DD to send to her Grandad at the beginning of next month. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope you like my card. Beryl x

Friday, 24 July 2009

25th Wedding Anniversary

My card for today is one I made recently for a 25 Wedding Anniversary, before my block! I am entering it into the Tanda Teaser Challenge this week, which is 'Easy Elegance'. It was an easy card to make and I think it's elegant - but then again I'm biased lol. The image is from Joanna Sheen's Dancing With Shadows cd, cut out and mounted onto silver mirror board with my nesties, the number was cut from a 'bug alphabet and the names computer generated onto Safmat, cut and mounted like the main image. The bp is Artylicious and the flowers are cut down rose sprays from Joanna Sheen. The ribbon came from my craft bow. I hope you like my card and many thanks for your visit and any comments you may wish to make. Beryl x

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Almost a challenge

This card has taken me about three days to make, it's for my grandson's 5th birthday. I kept changing my mind on the layout. I tried a few sketch challenges and nothing seemed to work. In the end it almost resembles Sketch Saturday No.60, but I digressed a bit so not sure if it is acceptable now. The bp's are all downloads from Funky Fairies, the dark cs came from my craft box, the stamps are from the Woodware Pirate set, and the matts are Nestie labels. I coloured in using Promarkers, the name and numbers are from a 'bug alphabet. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting, your continuing support is greatly appreciated. Beryl x

Monday, 20 July 2009

Cardmakers Block!

Hi, I seem to have got cardmaker's block again. Nothing seems to be coming together, so I thought I would post a card I made a couple of weeks back. It's for my Stepdad's birthday next month. The stamp is from a U-mount plate 'Travel', stamped with black Versafine and embossed with clear ep, onto a background of Glimmer Mist and Cosmic Shimmer. The bp is Artylicious and the cs is from my craft box. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Two in one

Hi, my card today is for two challenges once again. I have followed Sketch59 for Sketch Saturday and secondly my card fills the challenge at My Time To Craft which is 'Music to My Ears'. I am trying to use up some co-orinating papers that I have had kicking around for the past 3 or 4 years I can't remember the make, sorry. The cs is Core'dinations. The image is from Elusive Images and I have stamped it onto glossy card that has been speckled with alcohol inks. Many thanks for visiting my blog and for any comments you may wish to make. Each and every one is truly appreciated. Beryl x

Friday, 10 July 2009

Sketch and Script

Wow a second card today. This one is for two challenges Sketch No14 for Sketch and Stash, the new item is the Stamp from Crafty Individuals and the neglected item is the white ribbon, I bought it ages ago and have never used it cos I think a coloured ribbon is much nicer than the white. The second challenge is for Rainbow Lady who wants 'Script' on your cards. I have used the Cuttlebug Script Embossing folder and there is also some script on the stamp. The image has been stamped onto a background that I made myself. I put a few of drops of Stampin Up ink, Lavender Lace and Pretty in Pink, onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water and mixed in a touch of Cosmic Shimmer, then added a piece of glossy card to the mix, it doesn't show up very well in the pic. I stamped the image in black Versafine and then embossed with clear ep. I got the inspiration for this from Frankie of Dragonsweb, do take a look at her blog because she has a knack with mixed media pieces that I have only dreamed of. The bp is Artylicious, the flower was free with a Craft Mag a couple of months ago. Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for any comments that you may wish to make. Beryl x

Driving Test

My card to share today is for Sketch No.60 from Friday Sketchers. It's for my neighbour to give to her granddaughter who passed her driving test yesterday. The stamp is from Crafters Companion Girls set, which I have coloured with Promarkers. The flowers are the little ones that fill up peel off sheets, coloured with peel off pens. All of the cardstock came from my craft box, I have had it for ages. It doesn't show on the pic, but I have stippled around the car with a pale pink ink to take away the stark white. Thank you for visiting and for any comments you may wish to make.
Beryl x

Thursday, 9 July 2009

An 18th Birthday

My card today, as you can see, is for an 18th birthday. It's very minimal because the recipient isn't into 'girly' things. I have used Gold Stardream card, the 18 is from the Cute Companions number rubber stamps, the paper is from a Papermania 12 x 12 pack and the fibre came from my craft box. I don't really like it very much, but the customer likes it. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the comments you so kindly leave. Beryl x

Monday, 6 July 2009

Hot Colours

Today's card is for two challenges: firstly I followed Sketch 58 from Saturday Sketchers, and secondly for this week's Cute Daisy May Challenge which is Hot Colours. The bp is Artylicious, cs is C'ordinations, image is from Cute Daisy May coloured with Promarkers, A Flora Doodle and the gems and small flowers came from my stash. I hope you like my card and many thanks for paying a visit to my blog, it is through your lovely comments and encouragement that I have managed to get back into my cardmaking again, following a severe loss of my mojo. Beryl x

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Two in One

Hi, my card to share with you today fills two challenges. Friday Sketchers 59 and Cute Card Thursday with requires some stitching on your card. The image is Daisy from the Sugar Nellie range, I love this little girl and she has stitching on her top and trousers. I have coloured her using Promarkers. The bp is from my Graphicus Guild pack and the cs is C'ordinations. The sentiment is computer generated printed onto Safmat. I have added some more flowers to the sketch and these I think are Papermania, I have had them for ages. I hope you like my card and thank you for dropping by and for the lovely comments you leave.
Beryl x

Friday, 3 July 2009

My First Christmas Card

Today's card is for 2 challenges. Papertake Weekly which is another great sketch from DawnyP and Rainbow Lady's Challenge which is 'Christmas with a Pet', so now I have my first Christmas Card for this year. I have used an image from Charmed Cards of Dottie and George Carol Singing with their cat. I coloured the image with ProMarkers. The bp is a download from Funky Fairies, the cs is from a mixed pack of C'ordinations, the sentiment is computer generated and I have added a flora doodle as an emblishment. I hope you like my card and thanks you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you leave. Beryl
ps: apologies for the quality of the pic, I should have left it until tomorrow when the light would have been better.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

I've been playing

As I have been having problems getting going with my cardmaking since returning from holiday at the beginning of May, I have spent a few days stamping and colouring in. Then I decided to get my wax and iron out and played around with that. Whilst blog hopping this morning I found the My Time to Craft Challenge this week was for No Patterned Paper. I went and seached through all the bits of encaustic art I have been doing and then all of my stamping and colouring in bits. I discovered these two pieces which I think match up quite well. The stamp is a Sugar Nellie one and coloured in with Inktense Pencils. The image and encaustic piece are matted onto silk mirri card. The sentiment is computer generated onto Safmat and the flower was a freebe from Cardmaking and Papercraft a few months ago. I hope you like my card and thank you for still visiting even though I have been AWOL so much.
Beryl x